Leonardo, March 06, 2019 - Atlanta – Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 a collaboration with Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd of Malaysia as launch customer of the HeliLink digital product support engineering assistant.
The new service provides a remote video-call support for maintenance technicians with augmented reality, resulting in quick assistance for trouble shooting, improved helicopter fleet reliability and management. Weststar will benefit from this service through its AW Family fleet of AW169, AW139 and AW189 types.
As part of the Service Excellence - Advanced Services macro work stream, HeliLink is provided by the Product Support Engineering (PSE) team to remotely support the Customer’s operational teams, even in remote bases. HeliLink’s unique customer interface offers service level assurances through specific performance guarantees in terms of response times and delivering timely solutions to technical queries and repair schemes, thus enhancing fleet management, safety and mission effectiveness.
This project is a new milestone for the Customer Support & Services in terms of Customer proximity providing the Leonardo community the capability to have a virtual Support Engineering team always close to operations.
Leonardo’s collaboration with Weststar for its AW Family fleet allows it to enhance and maximize the tool’s capability, leveraging real customer experience to meet requirements to carry out the mission in Weststar’s demanding international operations.
HeliLink is part of the wide range of digitalized service offered by Leonardo which also include Skyflight mission planning mobile service, RFID, AW Training predictive/adaptive learning and Heliwise/HUMS, all on display at Leonardo Heli-Expo Booth. This new initiative is in line with Leonardo’s commitment to a continued enhancement of services and customer operations with latest enabling technologies.
Leonardo, a global high-technology company, is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organized into five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries such as Leonardo DRS (defense electronics), and joint ventures and partnerships: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio.
Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space). Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), in 2017 Leonardo recorded consolidated restated revenues of €11.7 billion and invested €1.5 billion in Research and Development. The Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2010.